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Leadership Camp in June combines faith and fun
Have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or student who is entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade? Sign her up now for our 2016 Leadership Camp. Get the details.

Krusemark to pull out all the stps at Feb. 21 organ recital
Ruth Krusemark, Kremmeter professor of music at Benedictine College, will present an organ recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in St. Scholastica Chapel. Read more.

Two added to Keeler leadership team
The Keeler Women's Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, has added two women to the leadership team. Joining Sister Bridget Dickason as director-elect are Sister Patricia Seipel and Brenda Mortell as associate directors. Read more.

Sister Ironide makes perpetual profession in Brazil
Sister Ironide Nunes' made her perpetual profession in Brazil on Jan. 24. Get to know her and see photos from the event.

Enjoy a virtual trip to Brazil
Several of our sisters are traveling to Brazil in January for Sister Ironide Nunes' final profession. Join them virtually via their online photo journal. 

Check out our favorite photos from December
We just posted a photo gallery of our favorite photos from December. Check them out!

Sister Jodi Hart makes first profession
Sister Jodi Hart made her first monastic profession on Dec. 13. Read about it and see a photo gallery. 

Kansas aging department honors Dooley Center
The Dooley Center, Mount St. Scholastica's on-site skilled nursing facility, is one of 10 nursing homes to receive the Peak 2.0 Award from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Read more. 

Dooley Center earns excellence award
The Dooley Center has received an award for customer satisfaction. Read more

New directors named for Mount Ministries
Sister Carol Ann Petersen has been named director of the Sophia Center and Sister Bridget Dickason has been named director of the Keeler Women's Center. Read more 

Sisters celebrate monastic anniversaries
Six Benedictine Sisters from Mount St. Scholastica celebrated monastic anniversaries in July. Five celebrated 50 years, the sixth celebrated 25. Read more about the jubilee and jubilarians.

Benedictine students study stained glass history
Students from Benedictine College examined the history and significance of the stained glass windows in our Choir Chapel for a "Discovery Day" project. Read more.

Meet Sister Molly: Storyteller, teacher
Sister Molly Brockwell is one of four sisters who celebrated a silver jubilee last summer. She's a teacher, a storyteller and a student. Read her story.

Jail ministry puts Gospel into action
Sister Maria Larkin takes seriously the Gospel mandate to visit those who are in prison. Every week, she makes her way to the Atchison County Jail to visit the inmates incarcerated there. Read her story

Lenten project exceeds expectations
Sister Barbara Smith offered a Lenten challenge to students at St. Benedict Catholic School in Atchison, and they responded in a big way. See the story.

Top Benedictine visits the Mount
When Abbot Primate Notker Wolf visited Mount St. Scholastica on Feb. 10, 2015, he sat down for an interview with Sister Barbara Ann Mayer. See what he had to say.

Keeler group has a way with words
For ten years, women writers have been honing their craft at the Keeler Women's Center women writers group. The group gathers monthly to share their written words. Read more about the group and see how you can become part of it.

Sister Barbara Smith reflects on trip to Honduras
In March 2014, Sister Barbara Smith traveled to Honduras with a group of Benedictine College students as part of the Water With Blessings program. Read her reflection on the trip, see photos and read a student's perspective. 

Two receive Wangari Maathai Discovery Awards
The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have named Benedictine College students Caleb Schmitz and Emily Dyer as winners of the inaugural Maathai Discovery Awards. The award honors Wangari Maathai, a 1964 graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to support democracy, peace and sustainable development in her home country of Kenya. Read more

Support Mount St. Scholastica with Amazon purchases
Did you know that you can help support Mount St. Scholastica each time you purchase something from

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  3. For your your charitable organization, search for Mount St. Scholastica and select us.
  4. From now on when you want to purchase something from amazon, go to For each eligible purchase, the Mount will receive 0.5% of the amount spent.  Remember, you can only help the Mount if you start at




150th Anniversary

We recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of our founding. Read about our Sesquicentennial Celebrations here.

Mount St. Scholastica


Solar Panels
These solar panels were installed
on the Dooley Center roof in the fall
of 2014. 

Group at Game
Sisters Judith Suter, Melissa Letts,
Elizabeth Carrillo, and Jodi Hart
enjoy a game.

Having fun

Sisters Lou Whipple and Elaine Fischer
take some children on a ride.

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